New Chicago Bears’ CB Marcus Cooper posted an amazing letter to his new fans.
The Chicago Bears did not have the best start to free agency. On day one, the Bears seemed to lose out on all their main targets. But when Ryan Pace and the front office turned to their ‘Plan B’ free agents, Marcus Cooper was at the top of their list.
Cooper was coming off a career year with the Arizona Cardinals and Pace made it known to Cooper that they wanted him as part of this franchise by offering him a substantial three-year deal with $8 million guaranteed. Cooper jumped on the offer, but it may not have been the size of the contract that swayed Cooper to Chicago, it may have been his passion for the history of the Chicago Bears’ franchise.
Cooper typed a letter to the city of Chicago and expressed his genuine excitement for joining the Bears.
Writing a letter like this is a good idea, but ordinarily most media and fans can look through something like this and just see it as a PR move and nothing more. But these words seem genuine. It’s a player that knows and appreciates the history of the franchise. It’s a man that wrote the words himself. This letter doesn’t have the formality of a statement from an agent or publicist. These words seem to truly come from Cooper himself and it appears he means every word.
The Bears have a long way to go. Their 2016 3-13 record is evidence of that. But the Bears’ defense is close to being a strong unit. An improved secondary and improved health could make the Bears defense a formidable one. Cooper’s performance this upcoming season is going to be crucial to help the Bears reach that next level.
“Coop” seems to be the type of guy Chicago can rally behind and cheer as one of their own, not as just a free agent looking to cash-in. Coop is here to be a part of the Bears and return them to a previous glory that fans haven’t seen in a long time.
Supporting a team that is struggling as much as the Bears have been lately is difficult for many fans to do, but supporting a genuine man like Marcus Cooper is something that every Bears’ fan can get behind.